“This place is mine. Effectively. Eventually.”
“A lack of concern there.”
Clary picks her signature weapon. Izzy is the weapon’s master. Jace hallucinates. Simon sings. Yet another new actress plays the Seelie queen. Nymphets harass Simon. TPTB have an adherence to being dull and annoying. This does not fuel interest to see more. The dire consequences of Clary’s wish go on. Clary learns she picked her dead parents weapons. Things are ill-taken. This ep causes huge indifference.
There are bad risk judgments and decision making. Bloodshed is provoked. I don’t care about the fairies. This was not bleak, depressing or fraught. It was a truly horrid ep. Why is everyone lying? This was not really complex or powerful. Things need to ratchet up. What is the vampire up to? Very traumatic things are shrugged off.
“Mundane finding out about the Shadowworld. It always ends badly. Especially for them.”
“Not since Mr Bowie, has the Seelie world been so entertained.”
“I know you’re lying.”
“Bring me my virtuous disciples.”
The Powers That Be
What Lies Beneath
“The owl is Jonathan.”
Kai is the subject of national fascination. The insecure and desperate for approval Gary has Kai’s ire turned on him. Ally and Winter look not very nicely at each other. Kai plans disruptive change and expresses his frustration. Beverly Hope is loose. Kai plans a permanent disruption of the community. Kai’s dangerous delusions take on even more creepy overtones. Ally is worse than worthless. Kai has no adoring loyalty and is epically unsuited to politics.
Kai is full of unreasonable arguments and dubious assumptions and a savage ideological approach. Kai and Winter’s traumatic family secrets have unwelcome consequences. Ally plans reparative justice. Kai is not thrillingly dangerous. He’s brashly arrogant and extremely hostile and horrifically macho. He’s viscerally repulsive. There is no purity of intent. Kai is full of evil and rage and plots horrific assaults, as he displays angry behaviour.
Approval of Kai is limited. Ally’s awful objective goes on. This show has ever-heightening absurdity. Ally is a fumbler and a bumbler with the personality of a damp rage. Kai has a villainous resting expression and a menacing visage. Kai is not patient, faithful or honest. Kai’s incompetent and deadly. Kai has been lucky beyond any reasonable expectation. This was not uncompromising. This was not edgy or strange. Kai transposes meaning onto a possibly meaningless universe. Kai kills someone. A fateful decision.
“So shocking, so culture shifting.”
“The more gruesome the better.”
“I’ve come to do the devil’s business.”
“Woman I have no mercy for you.”
“Leave a sign. Something witchy.”
“Looked like the village idiot.”
“I probably shouldn’t have killed you.”
“They worship you and they should.”
In the past Beverly cracked up. She’s lost her vitality and spiritedness. There are life-altering consequences. The faltering Kai expressed irritation. Ally did a significant amount of damage to Kai and sent him into a profound crisis. Beverly’s misplaced faith has been to her detriment. Ally killed a guy, not that she paid for it or anyone else she killed. She has terrible calm. The FBI busted Kai and his cult. Beverly didn’t go to jail. Ally was doing a long con on Kai. She lied about Ivy’s murder and pinned it on Kai. Beverly knows what Ally did. Kai has a cult in jail. There is a twist. This was okay and what is Ally up to at the end?
“To be burned in the victory bonfire.”
“In service of his ego.”
“More corpses in our future.”
“You killed a kid with your dad’s Tesla driving drunk.”
Sam discusses “craziness” in the movie world. Oh classy TPTB, classy. Where have all the demons gone? TPTB need to refashion their values and behaviour. Why are Castiel and the gang killing werewolves? This show has systemic inertia. Some chick is dead. There are no pressing dilemmas. There is mumbling and this show has long since lost its allure. There is anger and despair and this is deeply demoralising. Jack tries to murder someone and that is shrugged off.
The sense of Dean and Sam’s perpetual impermance is gone. Where does Dean get ammo? How do they have money? TPTB hate change. There is no value set. Jack and Lucifer leave. But not for long. People do things for spurious reasons. There is an AU Michael? Why are archangels having a fistfight? There is no shattering grief over anything. So Jack is the antichrist? And Dean becomes Michael’s vessel to save him?!?
The long-dropped plot thread of Dean being Michael’s vessel is finally recalled. Dean does lots of shouting. He’s stupid. The angel-ed up Dean is hilariously stupid to watch. There is no moral guidance. Can Dean be the vessel for the AU Michael? There is no chill of possibility for season 14 with the negative consequences of Dean’s choice. Why didn’t Castiel stop Dean doing something so stupid?
Why should I care about Jack? Where is Benny? This was not indecently entreating. What about Lucifer’s vessel? Does Mary care about Dean at all? The Michael possessed Dean strolls off and wears a flat cap. We’ll see how long the Dean as Michael plotline lasts in season 14 as TPTB managed to screw up Dean dying and going to hell and getting possessed by a demon.
“He’s a bad person.”
“We’re not human, no matter how much we pretend to be.”
“The consensus is now?”
“You’re acting like a psycho.”
“I’ll check angel radio.”
“My brothers tried to kill me. A lot.”
“I know what you are.”
Jude’s a moron. This was not a poignant depiction or a serious contribution to culture. Jude opens himself up to ridicule. Reece is belligerent. This was dispiritingly stupid. There are dire predictions and no social reasonability. The doctor isn’t Jude’s ex. She just looks a lot like her. Oops. There are wilful suppositions made. Jude commits actionable negligence. Emma’s a dumb bint. Jude thinks he’s vindicated himself and is unassailable in his smugness. People are vehemently opposed to sense. Hannah whines about her tough choice and social stigma. A drone flies. This was not ethically extremely complicated. Hannah gets away with her crap. Emma dies.
Ten Years Gone
Eve (Melinda McGraw) married and had a baby with a man from the present. Why does the yobbo have accelerated intimacy with Hannah? Awkwardness is rife. Time travel has availed them nothing. One is not emotionally involved with this crap. Jude is wearily ironic. Reece’s bone marrow is sampled. She’s always demonstrating her bone crushing power. Apex children don’t cry apparently. Reece doesn’t regret genocide or care about anyone other than her stolen child.
Reece is incapable of gratitude or graciousness. Things are noted with concern. The cultural trajectory inevitability leads to doom. There is a nagging certainty that this show won’t improve. People annoy decisively. This was inefficient. The doctor is sick. The yobbo ditches his girlfriend for some weird sense of obligation to Hannah. Why don’t the first arrivals admit the truth? Who is the branded woman? This was a bore-fest.
“Apex has nearly wiped us from the face of the Earth.”
“None of us are monsters.”
“These individuals are not innocent.”
“Failure is death.”
“Drop your nowhere bag.”
“No record of my organic material.”
“There is no fixing it.”
People act beyond the bounds of rationality. Jude’s ex is extremely unsupportive, understandably. He’s a jerk. Jude is sure he’s doing all the right things. What is country fried steak? What is biscuits and gravy? Jude had a pain pills issue. Jude theorycrafts, badly. The doctor has no honesty, empathy or guilessness. This was not bleak or brutal. Jude has an unthreatening demeanour. The yobbo sings down the phone to Hannah. There is no escalating effort on display.
Jude alleges fault. There is no gleeful audacity. Jude ended up in a small town due to making accusations against a fellow cop that couldn't be substantiated. He’s stupid. People are beyond sombre and are recklessly alarmist. The yobbo’s friend makes the camp go public only to be debunked. Reece has magic stem cells. One feels mounting disbelief at this stupidity.
What is the continuing justification for keeping the time travellers locked up? Reece seems unable to cope in high stress situations as she’s inescapably violent and confrontational. Jude’s ex and the doctor look really alike. Reece ripped apart an ATM. There is no interest in the future. Hannah didn’t put the secret phone on silent. I have no gleeful eagerness to see more. Jude screams and punches people. Camp boss Caleb gets violent. Reece is selfish. Reece can use 200 year old weaponry. Jude is steadfastly deeply condescending. No wonder this did not engage the public.